Over the weekend, I took full advantage of the warm, sunny weather in London to go for a run in Regent’s Park. Much to my surprise – and delight – I discovered that the Frieze Art Fair sculptures are back up again in the park. For those not familiar with the Frieze Art Fair, it is an international contemporary art fair that takes place every October in London’s Regent’s Park. While the fair itself charges a ticket fee, the sculptures are free for all visitors to the park to enjoy – from July to October 8! Here are a few of my favorites.
While it’s often said that London is the perfect international hub for hopping around Europe, I think many travelers take for granted how many wonderful UK destinations are a relatively short train ride away. Inspired to see more of this beautiful country that I now call home, I recently took a daytrip to Bath.
Just 1.5 hours by train from London’s Paddington Station, Bath is said to date back to AD 60-70, when a bathing complex was constructed as a result of the region’s natural hot springs. Today, Bath has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and the city’s rich history, numerous cultural attractions and charming 18th-century Georgian architecture have resulted in a whopping 3.8 million daytrip visitors annually.
After spending a day soaking up all that Bath has to offer, I cannot say that I am terribly surprised. Here are my recommendations and experiences following a very fun daytrip to Bath!
I recently had the pleasure of spending 48 hours in Iceland with friends from Boston as part of an Iceland Air stopover trip. Never heard of a stopover trip before? Iceland Air’s concept is brilliant. Travelers can fly from the U.S. to cities in Europe and the UK (or vice versa) for inexpensive rates with a 48-hour (ish) stopover in Iceland. The end result becomes a diverse, yet incredibly fun trip.
As I am currently based out of London, I decided to join my friends for the 48-hour Iceland stopover portion of the trip. Iceland is a three-hour flight from London, so why not!? With limited time in Iceland, here’s how we spent our 48-hours exploring sites like The Blue Lagoon, The Golden Circle and the city of Reykjavik.
I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve. In my opinion, it’s a little over-hyped and I’ve always thought that people put a little too much pressure on themselves to have a perfect night. So, when a dear friend suggested that we opt for a late dinner at NOPI in London, I knew this was the right mix of festive and fun without going too crazy!